Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), supports mission critical technology for over 40,000 faculty, staff and students. Our Core Values: Innovation; Trust; Performance; Respect; One Team (ITPRO), are the cornerstones of our organization. These values underlie our work, how we interact with each other and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission. Come join our team!
In addition to generous annual leave, holiday paid time off and flexible work arrangements, Columbia offers a rich benefits package that allows our employees to choose the features that best fit their individual or family needs. Benefit options include retirement plans, health insurance with dental and vision plans, and tuition benefits for yourself and dependent children.
Reporting to the Director, Network Engineering; the Lead Network Engineer is responsible for overseeing the technical design, implementation, and project coordination for the many network infrastructure projects undertaken by Columbia University each year. The candidate must be well versed in data (wired and wireless) and telephony network systems.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Leads day-to-day activities in support of the development of network architecture and standards. -Tests new technologies in support of University objectives. -Recommends technology for specific applications including next-generation Wi-Fi technology, Simple Service Discovery Protocol products, location and way finding and access point placement. -Develops budgets for specific projects. -Leads, directs and coordinates all network-related activities for complex projects. -Develops full life-cycle project plans for medium to large projects. -Responsible for the development of new implementation guidelines and standards. -Decides how specific technologies will be deployed, accessed, utilized or decommissioned. -Ensures that all technical decisions result in coherent system designs, using the most effective methods and tools. -Performs network engineering tasks for multiple projects supporting several University initiatives, including the CU Manhattanville Campus expansion. -Develops original and creative technical solutions to ongoing network engineering efforts. -Responsible for the documentation of network designs, including reviewing and archiving as-built network drawings, wireless survey test results, generating network architecture logical diagrams, IPv4 and IPv6 address assignments, wireless access point placement and wireless controller configuration. -Works with business sponsor on change requests to determine priorities and impact implications. -Drafts and presents change requests to the Change Advisory Board. -Maintains open and collaborative relationships with clients on ongoing project and maintenance work. -Collaborates with customer groups to define user requirements and translates them into technical solutions. -Stays current with evolving networking technologies, architectures and best practices. -Participates in a periodic after-hours on-call rotation. -All other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Advance degree desirable. -Minimum 5-7 years' related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -5+ years related work experience in IT working with the following data and wireless network systems: -structured cabling systems -802.11 wireless systems -network technology components -IP network protocols and common network configurations -Ability to perform advanced packet/protocol analysis throughout the seven layer OSI reference model. -Knowledge of data center network infrastructure design best practices. -Working knowledge of Cisco switches, routers and Operating Systems (IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS, ASA OS). -Experience with disaster recovery planning and testing. -Excellent written and verbal communication skills. -Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Visio. -Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. -Excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise. -Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects. -Ability to be precise and attentive to detail. -Ability to work with minimal supervision. -Ability to work weekend and off-hour work on occasion.
Preferred Qualifications: -Cisco Certified Network Professional or Cisco Certified Design Professional certification or equivalent experience. -Project management experience. -Understanding of cooling and electrical requirements for data closets and data centers. -Familiarity with NYC building and electrical codes. -Familiarity with BICSI recommended best practices. -Experience interpreting construction drawings and documents. -Familiarity with the ITIL framework. -Familiarity with HIPAA and PCI compliance requirements. -Experience designing, configuring and operating: -SAN infrastructure (Fibre Channel). -DNS and DHCP services. -Aruba Enterprise WLAN systems. -Cisco ASA Firewalls/VPN. -Cisco UCS infrastructure. -F5 LTM and GTM.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.